Cystic Fibrosis

Based on the data collected by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 33,000 people in the United States live with cystic fibrosis, 3,000 in Canada, and 20,000 in Europe. Cystic Fibrosis happens among all races but is most common among white people from Northern Europe. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that progresses with time which causes […]

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. High Blood pressure is when the pressure in the arteries is higher than what it should be. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against your blood vessel walls. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg, 120 being systolic, the pressure when the heart beats and […]

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Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is a disease that affects 54.4 million people in the United States, according to the CDC. Arthritis covers more than 100 diseases and is an inflammation of one or more of your joints and can also affect other connective tissues and organs. Some of the symptoms you might experience are stiffness, pain, and swelling […]

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Stroke Awareness Month

According to the CDC, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke and every 4 minutes someone dies, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the country. A stroke happens when a blood vessel that carries oxygen to the brain becomes blocked, which then causes brain cells to die. This […]

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April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month.

April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month. During this month it is very important to raise awareness on how to protect and treat yourself. STDs, also referred to as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are diseases/infections transmitted through sexual contact, through the passing of blood or other fluid liquids from person to person. They can […]

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Sleep Awareness Month

March is Sleep Awareness Month, which is meant to educate and motivate you to sleep better. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report more than one third of American adults do not get enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep leads to a lower quality of life and […]

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects over 2.5 million people worldwide, women being affected 2-3 times more than men. MS is a serious disease of the central nervous system, that disrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body. In MS the immune system attacks myelin, which is the protective sheath that covers the nerve […]

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International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

A baby can be very vulnerable, especially one in the womb. If steps to prevent an infection are not taken, the baby can become seriously affected. There are many infections that can cause serious health problems to babies in the womb, some of them are cytomegalovirus (CMV), Group B Strep, zika, and listeriosis. Some of […]

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AMERICAN HEART MONTH

In the United States one in four deaths is caused by heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. Anyone, including children could be at risk of heart disease if the heart is not properly taken care of. February is American Heart Month in which the focus is to […]

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One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In American men, one of the most common types of cancer is prostate cancer, especially among African-American and older men. Prostate cancer happens when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. The prostate is a gland found only in men, which makes […]

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